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According to Metsblog, Metsâ relievers Frank Francisco and Pedro Feliciano threw in simulated games in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday.
Francisco continues to recover from off-season elbow surgery, and isÂ currentlyÂ on the disabled list, retroactive to March 22. The righty threw an inning of work, which consistedÂ of 20 pitches.
Mets lefty reliever Feliciano continues to work on his arm strength, and also threw one inning of work in Tuesdayâs simulated game.
Both Francisco and Feliciano remain serious candidates to join the Mets bullpen, should someone falter. Francisco is more likely to get the first crack due to his contract ($6.5 million) and potential to close games should Parnell struggle early this season.
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What a game by Matt Harvey last night, and if you missed our interview with him on Monday, you should check it out. As we stated last night, this is exactly what aces are supposed to do.
The young right-hander went 7.0 innings and surrendered one hit last night, tied for the fewest heâs allowed in a single game in his career. He also went 7.0 innings and allowed
one hit on September...
In addition to his 2-for-4 performance during yesterdayâs Opening Day routing of the San Diego Padres, Mets backstop John Buck debuted a snazzy new catcherâs mask that has people talking.
Each year, Buck has gotten a new catcherâs mask each year over the past few seasons and this one appears to be the best yet!
âGerald withÂ VooDoo AirÂ is the one who designs my masks. Â He...
The New York Mets cruised to an 8-4 victory over the San Diego PadresÂ behind the right arm of future star, Matt Harvey.Â Harvey looked absolutely filthy on Wednesday night.Â The 24-year-old dominated the Padres lineup allowing just one hit, with 10 strikeouts and two walks over seven scoreless innings of work, picking up his first victory of 2013 and first career win at Citi Field...
Media Day: St. Lucie Launch Party at Tradition Field
Here is the first look at the St. Lucie Mets roster. The starting pitching staff on this team may arguably be the best pitching staff in the minors, and if not the best, definitely in the discussion.
Jacob deGromÂ - Finger Injury
True to his word, manager Terry Collins is keeping a pat hand. Of course, why would you change anything after scoring 11 runs?
COWGILL: Back on top of order.
However, too often in recent seasons the Mets lineup seemed to change daily, with no regard of who was hot or slumping. Granted, there are times when a slump or bad pitching match-up will force a change, but I like Collinsâ...
1984 TOPPS TIFFANY DAVE JOHNSON
I slept with this card under my pillow the other night, hoping thoughts of a successful season would seep into my brain osmotically.
Of course, the cruel irony is that the mid-â80s Mets are alive and well and living not far from me in Washington, DC, with an older and just-as-wise Davey Johnson at the helm.
Johnson showed up in 1984 with a respectable...
The attendance for Opening Day at Citi Field was 41,053 and it was a complete sellout. The teamÂ later announced that another 1,000 tickets on top of that were given away to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
You could see plenty of empty seats once the pre-game ceremonies got underway, but by the end of the second inning the place was packed and the throngs of fans were vocal and...
Historic Grayson Stadium â Home of the Savannah Sand Gnats
Ashley Marshall of MiLB.com, posted a terrific analysis on how varied park factors can be throughout minor league ballparks. I appreciate the incredible amount of time and research Marshall put into it as it includes a five-year window for each park factor to minimize all theÂ anomalies. That couldnât have been easy....
The Mets take the field tonight against the San Diego Padres, looking to start the 2013 season 2-0.
Matt Harvey will get the start as the Mets #2, looking to expand on last years. respectable partial rookie season.
Ike Davis looks to make adjustments from a poor opening day performance (striking out 4 times), and get the offensive Mojo going.
Tonight's lineup tonight is a mirror image of
TweetWhat can you say? After another Opening Day win (the Mets have the best Opening Day record in baseball since their inception), the Mets sit undefeated and in first place in the NL East. Listen, we all know whatâs in store for this team this year. Just for now, just for today, letâs just enjoy it while it lasts.
Jon Niese reminded us how insane some fans and âexpertsâ...
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New York Mets LHP Scott Rice made his major league debut Monday against the San Diego Padres. The 31 year old pitched a scoreless 9th inning, striking out two finishing off the Mets 11-2 victory. Rice had signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training and won a job as a lefty specialist, beating out Robert Carson, who was sent to AAA Las Vegas. The more one...
I am realist enough to know that the Mets are not going to win 162 games and the Yankees are not going to lose 162 games. But losing two in a row to your hated rivals canât sit well this early with the Yankees who really need to get off to a good start injuries not withstanding. Could you imagine if George Steinbrenner was still alive now and this happened âŚa press relaease would...
So much for all the talk about how the Mets had such a weak outfield going into the start of the year. Leadoff man Collin Cowgill went 2-5 with a double & a grand slam and veteran Marlon Byrd went 2-5 with 2 singles, driving in a run on both.Aside from Cowgill and Byrd, four other Mets had a multi hit game against the Padres - Daniel Murphy, John Buck, Ruben Tejada and pitcher...